David DePape, the suspect who broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) home and attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, was wearing only underwear when authorities arrived on the scene and left a manifesto that promoted conspiracy theories, according to reports.
DePape “was in his underwear when police arrived,” according to KTVU investigative reporter Evan Sernoffsky.” Sernoffsky also reported that authorities found DePape’s manifesto on social media, where he wrote about conspiracy theories and had a list of other targeted politicians.
CNN spoke with two of DePape’s former acquaintances, who eventually stopped talking to him due to his disturbing behavior.
Linda Schneider, who occasionally let DePape housesit roughly eight years ago, told CNN he was living in a storage unit in the Berkely area when they met. Schneider ultimately cut ties with DePape after she received “really disturbing” emails where he sounded like “a megalomaniac and so out of touch with reality.”
Schneider ended contact with DePape “because it seemed so dangerous,” and she said he would use “Biblical justification to do harm.”